Regulation and Compliance

Ensuring your business operates legally and fairly

Knowledge

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An Introduction to Business Regulations when Starting Up
This guide identifies the major business regulations and obligations that will affect the start up of a new business.
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Tax relief and incentives for businesses
As part of the overall funding landscape, there are plenty of government schemes and incentives available to businesses.
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Health & Safety
This introductory guide explains the main steps that must be taken to ensure that an employer complies with health and safety regulations.
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Regulations Covering Lifting and Manual Handling in the Workplace
This guide explains the requirements of the Regulations and provides information about how to comply with them.
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Redundancy Legislation & Procedure
This guide gives an overview of an employee's legal rights, and the procedures that employers should be following throughout the redundancy process.
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Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights
This guide provides brief descriptions of UK and European IP rights.

Resources

Documents

Starting and growing a business from home

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This guide explains the process of setting up a business from home and covers essentials like rates, insurance and health and safety considerations as well as practical tips.

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What makes Wiltshire work

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In Wiltshire, there is a section of the business world where the odds of success are far more favourable.

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Ploughshare Economic Prosperity Report 2017

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Assessment to the economic and wider benefits of Ploughshare Innovations Ltd's commercialisation activities

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News

Free Cyber Security Health Check for Businesses an...
Are you concerned about the Cyber Security of your small business or charity?
Excalibur achieves best practice standard
Now a fully accredited ISO 27001 business
Mark Beard stresses need for quality
No need to wait for Government action and regulations
Broad new measures to ensure small businesses get ...
For the first time large businesses could be fined for failing to pay smaller suppliers on time as p...
New powers to fine firms that exploit consumer loy...
Tough new powers for competition watchdog to fine businesses directly who have broken consumer law.
Community News
Vectura wins $89.7m damages from GlaxoSmithKline
The jury also found that GSK’s infringement was wilful

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Insights

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Protect your small business from cyber crime
These 6 simple actions will help protect your business from cyber crime.
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By Darren Ryder, Director of Automatic Enrolment at TPR
5 Reason why Entrpreneurs need to focus on Cybersecurity
When you hear of a new cybersecurity threat on the news, what type of business do you think is most likely to be the victim of an attack?

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